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Put floodway to use

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Brent Bellamy's excellent article Let's make River City a reality (June 23) refers to all kinds of sound reasons to make use of our newly improved floodway during the summer.

Among those reasons are the economic benefits that would more than account for compensation to agricultural landowners south of the floodway, as well as a greatly increased amenity for residents and tourists alike.

Beyond that is the very real damage to public and private property along our city's rivers when repeat summer flooding kills the trees that hold the riverbanks intact. Once those trees are killed by flooding, serious damage from slumping and erosion will follow.

A simple solution: divert the flow of the Red River through the floodway, with appropriate compensation to the agricultural landowners south of the floodway gates.

The floodway has been used during the summer in the past. The time is now to use it again.

BOB SOKALSKI

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 30, 2014 A12

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